Culture, LIFE+STYLE / October 14, 2018 Perspective: My Experience Shooting For Teen Vogue’s Colorist Story

By: Cienna Benn, Creative Content Team Member On Friday Oct. 5, I had the privilege of being published in Teen Vogue alongside Halia, my 12-year-old sister and now muse for a fashion shoot combating colorism. A candid conversation with one go my favorite photographers, Zoe Lawerence, about my little sister beginning to endure colorism in...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / October 14, 2018 How Pyer Moss Brought Black Culture to High Fashion

By: Jade Orr, Staff Reporter When analyzing Kerby Jean-Raymond’s contributions to fashion and streetwear design for Pyer Moss, we have to acknowledge the messages, political and cultural, included in his work for Pyer Moss’ Spring-Summer RTW 2019 collection. He didn’t leave it to the designs to speak for themselves but instead used the entire production...

LIFE+STYLE / October 5, 2018 Ask About the Art: Art All Night Keeps Shaw Awake

By: Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporter On Sept. 29th D.C.’s free overnight art festival “Art All Night,” presented by Mayor Muriel Bowser, took the streets of the District by storm. From painters and sculptures to interpretive dancers, artists took to the streets to show off their talents and encourage creativity within their communities. The citywide art...

LIFE+STYLE / October 5, 2018 Costume Designer Ruth Carter Visits HU, Discusses the Development of Black Panther Designs

By: Jade Orr, Staff Reporter On Sept. 26, the well-known costume designer for black cinema favorites such as Spike Lee’s School Daze, the colorful looks in the hilarious classic B*A*P*S, and Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, Ruth Carter talked about her intricate process in sourcing, researching and developing the looks for each character in the Black...

LIFE+STYLE / October 5, 2018 Review: The ‘East Atlanta Love Letter’ is Worth the Read

By: Jade Flint, Culture Editor His first album, FREE 6LACK, was one that I could not stop playing. It helped me get through late nights up alone and brought me back to my roots: art. Two years later, I did not have any expectations for this album, East Alanta Love Letter. I could follow the...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / September 21, 2018 Noname Album Review: Growing Up in Room 25

By: Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Writer Fatimah Warner, better known by her stage name Noname, has created a new work of art with her album ‘Room 25’. The rapper’s long awaited sophomore album was released September 14th and features cover art by Bryant Giles. The 26-year-old Chicago native walks us through her journey as she moves...

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Jay-Z and the History of the War on Drugs: From Prohibition to Gold Rush
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Jay-Z and the History of the War on Drugs: From Prohibition to Gold Rush

By  Jaylin Paschal, Culture Staff Writer Posted 11:25 PM EST, Mon., Sept. 26, 2016 By this point, it’s common knowledge that “the War on Drugs” was little more than a systemic, institutional measure designed to disenfranchise Black and Latino communities. The initiative was a complex movement, which continues to unjustly impact its victims today. Layer upon layer…

Lupita Nyong’o Delves Into the ‘Queen of Katwe’
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Lupita Nyong’o Delves Into the ‘Queen of Katwe’

By Victoria Jones, Howard University News Service Posted 2:35 PM EST, Sun., Sept. 25, 2016 Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o stars in “Queen of Katwe,” a true tale about a Kenyan girl who dreamed about becoming a chess grand master. The film, which opened this weekend, depicts the life of Phiona Mutesi, a young Ugandan chess prodigy…

OPINION: Saint Pablo Blesses the DMV
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OPINION: Saint Pablo Blesses the DMV

By Justin Jenkins, Campus Staff Writer Posted 11:50 AM EST, Fri., Sept. 23, 2016 On September 8, everyone’s favorite self-proclaimed genius and zealot Kanye West shattered eardrums and expectations (as per usual) at his 2016 Saint Pablo tour in the Verizon Center in downtown D.C. The man known as Yeezus began the show in complete darkness, as…

Sean “P. Diddy” Combs Gifts His Alma Mater
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Sean “P. Diddy” Combs Gifts His Alma Mater

By Brittany Webb, Sports Editor Posted 9:20 AM EST, Fri., Sept. 23, 2016 Howard University has been raved as “The Mecca” for decades. It is home of The Long Walk and home to the legacies of greats that have come and gone. One of those greats is fellow hip-hop mogul, businessman and Howard Bison Sean “P. Diddy”…

Childish Refined: A Review of Donald Glover’s “Atlanta”
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Childish Refined: A Review of Donald Glover’s “Atlanta”

By Jaylin Paschal, Culture Staff Writer Posted 11:01 PM EST, Thurs., Sept. 22, 2016 When I saw Donald Glover, a longtime favorite of mine, walking through downtown Atlanta over the Rihanna track “Same Old Mistakes” on TV I knew something great was happening. Turns out, I was watching was a trailer for Glover’s new show, “Atlanta,” of…

“Take That, Take That:” Diddy Gives Howard U $1 Million For Scholarship
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“Take That, Take That:” Diddy Gives Howard U $1 Million For Scholarship

By Paul Holston, Editor-in-Chief Posted 10:27 PM EST, Thurs., Sept. 22, 2016 Updated 9:24 AM EST, Fri., Sept. 23, 2016 [{UPDATE} FULL STORY: Sean “P. Diddy” Combs Gifts His Alma Mater] In a surprising announcement at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., music artist, record producer and entrepreneur Sean Diddy Combs has given back to Howard University, the grounds where he…

Nation’s Classic: A Reflection of Black Excellence
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Nation’s Classic: A Reflection of Black Excellence

By Rushawn Walters, Managing Editor Posted 9:06 PM EST, Sun., Sept. 18, 2016 Updated 11:00 AM EST, Mon., Sept. 19, 2016 Editor’s Note: Tickets to the 2016 AT&T’s Nation Classic football game were provided to The Hilltop staff courtesy of AT&T. As the first kick off commenced, fans in the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium made a roaring…

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